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cleaning out gas tank (cont''''d)

great suggestions on earlier post.

I''ve got the same issue (water and gunk), but I don''t think that rust is my problem. The parcipitate is more of a rubbery consistancy, perhaps from 25 year old fuel inlet line? Suggestions?

One of the articles on this site suggests a parallel fuel filter system (great idea). But I was wondering if it would be worth putting a Raycor filter on the line too. For gas (not diesel)? expense?

Also, does anyone know how much water the auto part supply desicant absorbs? I really ought to take a look down in the tank to see how much water is in there (prank from kids on my dock, or leak in my gas cap o-ring)

thanks for your time
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cleaning out gas tank (cont''''d)

It sounds like you have an older boat. If possible, remove the tank and have it reconditioned. If you have all the crap in it that you indicate, it is time to clean it out. Refurbished tanks are better than new. There are people who refurbish tanks for antique cars/tractors and they do a great job.
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if your tank is removable do it. Radiator shops can clean it easily and inexpensivly.those descant bags will only remove small amounts of water and will desolve and make a mess bigger than the one you allready have.
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